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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811582/a-new-class-of-hybrid-secretion-system-is-employed-in-pseudomonas-amyloid-biogenesis
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Sarah L Rouse, William J Hawthorne, Jamie-Lee Berry, Dror S Chorev, Sandra A Ionescu, Sebastian Lambert, Fisentzos Stylianou, Wiebke Ewert, Uma Mackie, R Marc L Morgan, Daniel Otzen, Florian-Alexander Herbst, Per H Nielsen, Morten Dueholm, Hagan Bayley, Carol V Robinson, Stephen Hare, Stephen Matthews
Gram-negative bacteria possess specialised biogenesis machineries that facilitate the export of amyloid subunits for construction of a biofilm matrix. The secretion of bacterial functional amyloid requires a bespoke outer-membrane protein channel through which unfolded amyloid substrates are translocated. Here, we combine X-ray crystallography, native mass spectrometry, single-channel electrical recording, molecular simulations and circular dichroism measurements to provide high-resolution structural insight into the functional amyloid transporter from Pseudomonas, FapF...
August 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809981/leucine-zipper-motif-inspiration-a-two-dimensional-leucine-velcro-like-array-in-peptide-coordination-polymers-generates-hydrophobicity
#2
Sabina Rodríguez-Hermida, Emi Evangelio, Marta Rubio-Martínez, Inhar Imaz, Albert Verdaguer, Jordi Juanhuix, Daniel Maspoch
Here, we show that the well-known hydrophobic leucine (Leu) zipper motif (also known as the coiled-coil or Leu scissors motif), typically found in proteins, can be used as a source of inspiration in coordination polymers built from Leu-containing dipeptides or tripeptides. We demonstrate that this motif can be extended to form Velcro-like layers of Leu, and that the hydrophobicity of these layers is transferred to coordination polymers, thereby enabling the development of a new type of hydrophobic materials...
August 15, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808003/signaling-from-the-plasma-membrane-localized-plant-immune-receptor-rpm1-requires-self-association-of-the-full-length-protein
#3
Farid El Kasmi, Eui-Hwan Chung, Ryan G Anderson, Jinyue Li, Li Wan, Timothy K Eitas, Zhiyong Gao, Jeffery L Dangl
Plants evolved intracellular immune receptors that belong to the NOD-like receptor (NLR) family to recognize the presence of pathogen-derived effector proteins. NLRs possess an N-terminal Toll-like/IL-1 receptor (TIR) or a non-TIR domain [some of which contain coiled coils (CCs)], a central nucleotide-binding (NB-ARC) domain, and a C-terminal leucine-rich repeat (LRR). Activation of NLR proteins results in a rapid and high-amplitude immune response, eventually leading to host cell death at the infection site, the so-called hypersensitive response...
August 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798962/structural-pathway-of-regulated-substrate-transfer-and-threading-through-an-hsp100-disaggregase
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Célia Deville, Marta Carroni, Kamila B Franke, Maya Topf, Bernd Bukau, Axel Mogk, Helen R Saibil
Refolding aggregated proteins is essential in combating cellular proteotoxic stress. Together with Hsp70, Hsp100 chaperones, including Escherichia coli ClpB, form a powerful disaggregation machine that threads aggregated polypeptides through the central pore of tandem adenosine triphosphatase (ATPase) rings. To visualize protein disaggregation, we determined cryo-electron microscopy structures of inactive and substrate-bound ClpB in the presence of adenosine 5'-O-(3-thiotriphosphate), revealing closed AAA+ rings with a pronounced seam...
August 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798413/structural-basis-for-ccd1-auto-inhibition-in-the-wnt-pathway-through-homomerization-of-the-dix-domain
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Shin-Ichi Terawaki, Shohei Fujita, Takuya Katsutani, Kensuke Shiomi, Kazuko Keino-Masu, Masayuki Masu, Kaori Wakamatsu, Naoki Shibata, Yoshiki Higuchi
Wnt signaling plays an important role in governing cell fate decisions. Coiled-coil-DIX1 (Ccd1), Dishevelled (Dvl), and Axin are signaling proteins that regulate the canonical pathway by controlling the stability of a key signal transducer β-catenin. These proteins contain the DIX domain with a ubiquitin-like fold, which mediates their interaction in the β-catenin destruction complex through dynamic head-to-tail polymerization. Despite high sequence similarities, mammalian Ccd1 shows weaker stimulation of β-catenin transcriptional activity compared with zebrafish (z) Ccd1 in cultured cells...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798234/structural-transitions-in-conserved-ordered-beclin-1-domains-essential-to-regulating-autophagy
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Karen Glover, Yue Li, Shreya Mukhopadhyay, Zoe Leuthner, Srinivas Chakravarthy, Christopher L Colbert, Sangita C Sinha
Beclin 1 (BECN1) is a key regulator of autophagy, a critical catabolic homeostasis pathway that involves the sequestration of cytoplasmic components by multilayered vesicles called autophagosomes, followed by lysosomal fusion and degradation. BECN1 is a core component of class III phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase complexes responsible for autophagosome nucleation. Without heterologous binding partners, BECN1 forms an antiparallel homodimer via its coiled-coil domain (CCD). However, the last 16 CCD residues, composing an overlap helix (OH), have been crystallized in two mutually exclusive states: either as part of the CCD or packed against the C-terminal lower case β-α-repeated, autophagy-specific domain (BARAD)...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794270/the-golgin-protein-coy1-functions-in-intra-golgi-retrograde-transport-and-interacts-with-the-cog-complex-and-golgi-snares
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Nadine S Anderson, Indrani Mukherjee, Christine M Bentivoglio, Charles Barlowe
Extended coiled-coil proteins of the Golgin family play prominent roles in maintaining the structure and function of the Golgi complex. Here we further investigate the Golgin protein Coy1 and document its function in retrograde transport between early Golgi compartments. Cells that lack Coy1 displayed a reduced half-life of the Och1 mannosyltransferase, an established cargo of intra-Golgi retrograde transport. Combining the coy1Δ mutation with deletions in other putative retrograde Golgins (sgm1Δ and rud3Δ) caused strong glycosylation and growth defects and reduced membrane association of the Conserved Oligomeric Golgi complex...
August 9, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794073/rock-inhibitors-for-the-treatment-of-ocular-diseases
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Ramin Nourinia, Shintaro Nakao, Souska Zandi, Sare Safi, Ali Hafezi-Moghadam, Hamid Ahmadieh
The Rho-kinase/ROCK (Rho-associated coiled-coil-containing protein kinase) pathway is involved in the pathogenesis of multiple ocular and systemic disorders. Recently, ROCK inhibitors have been suggested as novel treatments for various ocular diseases. Several in vitro, in vivo and clinical studies have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of ROCK inhibitors in the management of ocular disorders such as corneal epithelial and endothelial damage, glaucoma, retinal and choroidal neovascularisation, diabetic macular oedema and optic nerve disorders...
August 9, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793334/spheroid-growth-in-ovarian-cancer-alters-transcriptome-responses-for-stress-pathways-and-epigenetic-responses
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Trillitye Paullin, Chase Powell, Christopher Menzie, Robert Hill, Feng Cheng, Christopher J Martyniuk, Sandy D Westerheide
Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecological cancer, with over 200,000 women diagnosed each year and over half of those cases leading to death. These poor statistics are related to a lack of early symptoms and inadequate screening techniques. This results in the cancer going undetected until later stages when the tumor has metastasized through a process that requires the epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT). In lieu of traditional monolayer cell culture, EMT and cancer progression in general is best characterized through the use of 3D spheroid models...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791965/design-of-bfgf-tethered-self-assembling-extracellular-matrix-proteins-via-coiled-coil-triple-helix-formation
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Yoshinori Mizuguchi, Yasumasa Mashimo, Masayasu Mie, Eiry Kobatake
Self-assembling peptides are attractive materials for tissue engineering applications because of their functionality including high biocompatibility and biodegradability. Modification of self-assembling peptides with functional motifs, such as the cell-adhesive tripeptide sequence RGD leads to functional artificial extracellular matrices (ECMs). In this study, we developed an artificial self-assembling ECM protein tethered with a growth factor via heterotrimer triple-helix (helix A/B/C) formation. The helix A and helix C peptides, which are capable of forming a heterodimer coiled-coil structure, were fused to both ends of a matrix protein composed of the elastin-derived structural unit (APGVGV)12 with an RGD motif...
August 9, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791425/rab44-a-novel-large-rab-gtpase-negatively-regulates-osteoclast-differentiation-by-modulating-intracellular-calcium-levels-followed-by-nfatc1-activation
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Yu Yamaguchi, Eiko Sakai, Kuniaki Okamoto, Hiroshi Kajiya, Koji Okabe, Mariko Naito, Tomoko Kadowaki, Takayuki Tsukuba
Rab44 is an atypical Rab GTPase that contains some additional domains such as the EF-hand and coiled-coil domains as well as Rab-GTPase domain. Although Rab44 genes have been found in mammalian genomes, no studies concerning Rab44 have been reported yet. Here, we identified Rab44 as an upregulated protein during osteoclast differentiation. Knockdown of Rab44 by small interfering RNA promotes RANKL-induced osteoclast differentiation of the murine monocytic cell line, RAW-D or of bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMMs)...
August 8, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783171/the-pdgfr%C3%AE-laminin-b1-keratin-19-cascade-drives-tumor-progression-at-the-invasive-front-of-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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O Govaere, M Petz, J Wouters, Y-P Vandewynckel, E J Scott, B Topal, F Nevens, C Verslype, Q M Anstee, H Van Vlierberghe, W Mikulits, T Roskams
Human hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) expressing the biliary/hepatic progenitor cell marker keratin 19 (K19) have been linked with a poor prognosis and exhibit an increase in platelet-derived growth factor receptor α (PDGFRα) and laminin beta 1 (LAMB1) expression. PDGFRα has been reported to induce de novo synthesis of LAMB1 protein in a Sjogren syndrome antigen B (La/SSB)-dependent manner in a murine metastasis model. However, the role of this cascade in human HCC remains unclear. This study focused on the functional role of the PDGFRα-La/SSB-LAMB1 pathway and its molecular link to K19 expression in human HCC...
August 7, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776372/structural-stability-of-the-coiled-coil-domain-of-tumor-susceptibility-gene-tsg-101
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Jordan T White, Dmitri Toptygin, Randy Cohen, Natalie Murphy, Vincent J Hilser
The Tumor Susceptibility Gene-101 coiled coil domain (TSG101cc) is an integral component of the endosomal maturation machinery and cytokinesis, and also interacts with several transcription factors. The TSG101cc has been crystalized as a homotetramer but is known to interact with two of its binding partners as a heterotrimer. To investigate this apparent discrepancy, we examined the solution thermodynamics of the TSG101cc. Here, we use circular dichroism, differential scanning calorimetry, analytical ultracentrifugation, fluorescence, and structural thermodynamic analysis to investigate the structural stability and the unfolding of the TSG101cc...
August 4, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768733/central-catalytic-domain-of-brap-rnf52-recognizes-the-types-of-ubiquitin-chains-and-utilizes-oligo-ubiquitin-for-ubiquitylation
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Shisako Shoji, Kazuharu Hanada, Noboru Ohsawa, Mikako Shirouzu
RING-finger protein 52 (RNF52), an E3 ubiquitin ligase, is found in eukaryotes from yeast to humans. Human RNF52 is known as breast cancer type 1 susceptibility protein-associated protein 2 (BRAP or BRAP2). The central catalytic domain of BRAP comprises four subdomains: nucleotide-binding α/β plait (NBP), really interesting new gene zinc finger (RING), deubiquitinase-like zinc finger (ZfUBP), and coiled-coil (CC). This domain architecture is conserved in RNF52 orthologs; however, the domain's function in the ubiquitin system has not been delineated...
August 2, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764985/function-of-two-ficolin-like-proteins-in-innate-immune-defense-of-the-oriental-river-prawn-macrobrachium-nipponense
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Tingting Li, Lei Wu, Min Jin, Futong Ma, Xin Huang, Qian Ren
Ficolins have crucial functions in recognizing and eliminating pathogens in innate immunity. In this study, we identified two ficolin-like genes from the oriental river prawn, Macrobrachium nipponense. These genes were designated as MnFico1 and MnFico2. MnFico1 cDNA has 1600 bp, whereas MnFico2 has 1486 bp. In addition to a coiled-coil region or a low complexity region, the two ficolins both contained a signal peptide and a fibrinogen-related domain. qRT-PCR results showed that the highest expression level of MnFico1 expression was in the gills, whereas that of MnFico2 was in the heart...
July 29, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763578/symmetry-directed-self-assembly-of-a-tetrahedral-protein-cage-mediated-by-de-novo-designed-coiled-coils
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Somayesadat Badieyan, Aaron Sciore, Joseph Eschweiler, Philipp Koldewey, Ajitha S Cristie-David, Brandon T Ruotolo, James C A Bardwell, Min Su, Neil Marsh
The organization of proteins into new hierarchical forms is an important challenge in synthetic biology. However, engineering new interactions between protein subunits is technically challenging and typically requires extensive redesign of protein-protein interfaces. We have developed a conceptually simple approach, based on symmetry principles, that uses short coiled-coil domains to assemble proteins into higher-order structures. Here we demonstrate the assembly of a trimeric enzyme into a well-defined tetrahedral cage, achieved by genetically fusing a trimeric coiled-coil domain to its C-terminus through a flexible poly-glycine linker sequence...
August 1, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760985/distinct-functions-of-diaphanous-related-formins-regulate-hiv-1-uncoating-and-transport
#17
Michael Keegan Delaney, Viacheslav Malikov, Qingqing Chai, Guangyuan Zhao, Mojgan H Naghavi
Diaphanous (Dia)-related formins (DRFs) coordinate cytoskeletal remodeling by controlling actin nucleation and microtubule (MT) stabilization to facilitate processes such as cell polarization and migration; yet the full extent of their activities remains unknown. Here, we uncover two discrete roles and functions of DRFs during early human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection. Independent of their actin regulatory activities, Dia1 and Dia2 facilitated HIV-1-induced MT stabilization and the intracellular motility of virus particles...
August 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760651/evaluation-of-urinary-autophagy-transcripts-expression-in-diabetic-kidney-disease
#18
Marwa Matboli, Ahmed E M Azazy, Seham Adel, Miram M Bekhet, Sanaa Eissa
BACKGROUND: We identified and validated novel urinary autophagy markers in diabetic kidney disease (DKD) based on bioinformatics analysis and clinical validation. PATIENTS & METHODS: We retrieved three novel autophagy genes related to DKD from public microarray databases, namely; microtubule-associated protein light chain (MAP1LC3A), WD Repeat Domain, Phosphoinositide Interacting 2 (WIPI2), and RB1-Inducible Coiled-Coil 1 (RB1CC1). Secondly we assessed the expression of the chosen autophagy transcript in urine sediment of 86 patients with DKD and 74 (age and sex matched) controls by reverse transcription quantitative real-time PCR...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755404/the-dense-core-vesicle-maturation-protein-cccp-1-binds-rab-2-and-membranes-through-its-c-terminal-domain
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Jérôme Cattin-Ortolá, Irini Topalidou, Annie Dosey, Alexey J Merz, Michael Ailion
Dense-core vesicles (DCVs) are secretory organelles that store and release modulatory neurotransmitters from neurons and endocrine cells. Recently, the conserved coiled-coil protein CCCP-1 was identified as a component of the DCV biogenesis pathway in the nematode C. elegans. CCCP-1 binds the small GTPase RAB-2 and colocalizes with it at the trans-Golgi. Here we report a structure-function analysis of CCCP-1 to identify domains of the protein important for its localization, binding to RAB-2, and function in DCV biogenesis...
July 28, 2017: Traffic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754121/coiled-coil-domain-containing-109b-is-a-hif1%C3%AE-regulated-gene-critical-for-progression-of-human-gliomas
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Ran Xu, Mingzhi Han, Yangyang Xu, Xin Zhang, Chao Zhang, Di Zhang, Jianxiong Ji, Yuzhen Wei, Shuai Wang, Bin Huang, Anjing Chen, Qing Zhang, Wenjie Li, Tao Sun, Feng Wang, Xingang Li, Jian Wang
BACKGROUND: The coiled-coil domain is a structural motif found in proteins that participate in a variety of biological processes. Aberrant expression of such proteins has been shown to be associated with the malignant behavior of human cancers. In this study, we investigated the role of a specific family member, coiled-coil domain containing 109B (CCDC109B), in human gliomas. METHODS AND RESULTS: We confirmed that CCDC109B was highly expressed in high grade gliomas (HGG; WHO III-IV) using immunofluorescence, western blot analysis, immunohistochemistry (IHC) and open databases...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
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